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Breadcrumbs For Rabbit Hole Excursions

Having been (not very) responsible for posting to social media for the Palm Springs Writers Guild, I’m now happily willing to pass that baton on to someone who seems eager to get started. That is where I first entered this rabbit hole. Fair warning: There are links...

Writing on Writing

I suppose I could count, or provide a rough estimate of, the posts on this blog, so I would know how many I’ve written over the years. Since I have at least three other blogs, and my posts on Medium, it would be challenging to accurately guess at the number of posts...

Three of Three

Photo by Echo Grid on Unsplash You notice the difference in a quarterflash. Above these paragraphs is a post I drafted in 2020. How it was never published, I don’t know. Wasting time writing something on my blog without sharing it seems like a sin to...

Houston

Houston Mission Control 1970 If you are like me when you hear the word, “Houston….” your mind immediately finishes with, “…we have a problem.” The actual words are “Houston, we’ve had a problem.” The past perfect sounds so much better to me. Contrast those five words,...

Because, Words, That’s Why

20,000 Words My sister gave me a book with this title. And I thought my vocabulary was already quite good, until I opened to the first page and found that I had never heard of the word, “abaft.” It is the second entry on the first page, right after abacus, which I...

When the Stars Align

Orion (The Hunter) Constellation When the Stars Align Spoiler alert, the stars have been aligned for some time. And yet, we know, if we trust observation and science, that they are constantly moving toward new alignment. There is always a bit of research to support...

WOTD – placability

That is the noun, and the adjective is placable. If you are feeling angry, uptight, out of sorts, perhaps today’s word just doesn’t apply to you and your situation. It is my wish for you to somehow find equanimity, as I wish you peace. placability In the past, I’ve...

WOTD – highfalutin

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/highfalutinI’ve heard this word and may have even said it once or twice, but I’ve never written it and today it came up in my Toastmasters meeting. I’m writing this late – very late – to meet my word-a-day requirement...

On Money and the WOTD is Pecuniary

Photo by Blogging Guide on Unsplash Nov 6, 2021WOTD On Moneypecuniary : of or relating to moneyPecuniary first appeared in English in the early 16th century and comes from the Latin word pecunia, which means “money.” Both this root and Latin peculium,...

I’m Going Back to My Words Now

Photo by Ashwini Chaudhary on Unsplash Posted by BrianRouley | November 5, 2021 | Foolish, Personal Intransigent – in·tran·si·gent/inˈtransəjənt,inˈtranzəjənt/Adjectiveunwilling or refusing to change one’s views or to agree about something.There was a...